New Delhi: Noted Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for mourning the deaths of those killed in Friday's Dhaka attack and reminded her she was silent on the killings of 'secular bloggers, gays, Hindus' in the country.
Hasina mourning,paying homage to victims of #dhakaattack?She was silent when secular bloggers,gays,Hindus were killed by Islamic terrorists.— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) July 4, 2016
Her tweet came hours after she called Bangladesh a major contributor to global terror and said Islam was not a religion of peace anymore.
"For humanity's sake please do not say Islam is a religion of peace. Not anymore," she tweeted.
For humanity's sake please do not say Islam is a religion of peace. Not anymore.— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) July 3, 2016
'Bangladesh has been a major contributor to global terror. Bangladeshi men have joined terror outfits in 36 countries.' -- Saleem Samad— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) July 3, 2016
Twenty people were killed in Dhaka after terrorists stormed into a local bakery and held the customers as hostages. The Sheikh Hasina-led government had claimed that all terrorists involved in the seige were from rich and affluent families and some of them were highly educated.
Nasreen cited this information to argue that poverty and illiteracy are not the main factors that drive people into becoming terrorists.
You don't need poverty,illiteracy, frustration,America's foreign policy,Israel's conspiracy to become an Islamic terrorist. You need Islam.— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) July 3, 2016
Nasreen is known for her strong feminist stand and harsh criticism of Islam. The author left Bangladesh in 1994 and has been living in exile ever since as she has repeatedly received death threats from various outfits for her views and works....